Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

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Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment

Homelessness

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Autumn 2019 edition of Lighthouse Magazine out now!

The Autumn 2019 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for clients and tenant, is out now. Articles cover a variety of topics, including the ...
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Homeless Choirs release ‘This is Me’ single on World Homeless Day

The Choir With No Name Brighton is one of four homeless choirs across England who have come together to record the single ‘This is Me’ ...
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BHT’s Immigration Legal Service receives donation from LOSRAS

BHT has received £500 from Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (LOSRAS), for our Immigration Legal Service. This service provides free legal ...
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This year BHT celebrates its 50th birthday. From humble beginnings as a hostel in central Brighton, BHT has grown to become one of the largest charities working with homeless people in East Sussex. In our 50th year we are seeking to raise £50,000 to help us continue to support thousands of vulnerable people.

BHT's Case Studies

Baddar

For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.

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